From intern to conservation staff
NCC’s support from donors, and partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, has allowed us to help build a path for young conservation-focused interns, giving them the work experience necessary to carry forward in their conservation careers.
In 2015-2016, five interns, posted in central, midwestern and southwestern Ontario, grew their skills in conservation, and became ambassadors for NCC’s work in local communities. With the support received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, NCC extended contracts or hired all five interns, helping them make the leap to critical field staff.
From forest maintenance and trail building, to working with Conservation Volunteers, to monitoring species and helping to protect properties from invasive and non-native wildlife, the 2015-2016 intern crew has made positive long-term contributions toward our goal of conserving habitat for generations to come.
While conservation numbers often highlight acreage and species, NCC is also very proud of the human element of what we do every day. We’re pleased that we can contribute to the sustainability of Canada’s natural spaces through the mentorship and training of a new generation of conservation specialists.